This was a fun commission. The client hired me to design a cartoon gecko.
After drawing a front facing iguana that resembled Jabba the Hut’s brother. I decided to have another go at painting a Iquana. I used this photo for my reference. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iguana_1y.jpg Unfortunately the picture was taking with a flash, so it had direct lighting. So decided to paint the light coming from the upper left for a more interesting painting. I didn’t get as obsessed with the scales with the last painting. It’s still a little rough. Since I spent only 30 minutes on this paining, and I allocate a 1 hour for each head portrait every day, I might come to this in the future and refine it more.
Time spent 30 minutes
Painted entirety in Photoshop with the round hard brush using a Wacom Tablet
Copyright 2013 Maugryph
For today’s portrait I painted the facing view of a Marine Iguana. It looks quite monstrous and alien when it is facing you directly. Me just drawing the face and not the entire body doesn’t help. It reminds me of Jabba the Hut. It has some errors, but I’m too tired to fix them. Painted it entirely in Photoshop with a wacom tablet. Time spent on the artwork, about 50 minutes
Here is the photo I used as a reference :http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marine_iguana_on_rock.JPG